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Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin Wanted to be a Pilot

Florida Memorial University will award him a posthumous degree in aviation By Frederick H. Lowe MIAMI—Before his life was snuffed out by a bullet fired by George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin dreamed of becoming a pilot or an aircraft mechanic, aspirations rarely mentioned about him following his violent death. On May 13 during commencement exercises, Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, […]

May 4, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Black Journalists Launch Program to Improve the Image of Black Men

Black Journalists Launch Program to Improve the Image of Black Men

By Frederick H. Lowe WASHINGTON, D.C. —The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has launched a new program to change the lives and images of black men in the news and in society. The NABJ Black Male Media Project, which is designed to change the narrative concerning black men, will launch its first program throughout the U.S. beginning June 10. […]

May 4, 2017 · 2 comments ·
Former President Barack Obama  points to a map showing the location of his presidential library on Chicago's South Side.

Obama Donates $2 Million to a Youth Jobs Program

It would serve as an apprenticeship program to train people to work on his presidential center By Frederick H. Lowe CHICAGO—Former President Barack Obama has been criticized within his own party for pocketing a $400,000 check for speaking to some Wall Street big shots. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren registered their disapproval of Obama for accepting the big check […]

May 4, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Obama Presidential Library

Former President Obama Unveils Model of His Presidential Museum

The presidential center is seen as an economic engine for revitalization and job growth on Chicago’s South Side By Frederick H. Lowe CHICAGO–Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday showed off a model of the Obama Presidential Center, which will honor the nation’s first African-American president as well as help to revitalize neighborhoods on Chicago […]

May 4, 2017 · 0 comments ·
African-American Men Should Be Very Worried about Self-Driving Vehicles

African-American Men Should Be Very Worried about Self-Driving Vehicles

Posted by Dr. Algernon Austin WASHINGTON, D.C.–There is a great deal of excitement about self-driving or autonomous vehicles and how they will make travel safer and more efficient. What isn’t being discussed nearly as much is the impact of this technology on people who drive for a living. Many people should be worried about whether their jobs are about to […]

May 3, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Walter Scott

Former Cop Pleads Guilty to Federal Civil Rights Violation in Deadly Shooting of Walter Scott

But no federal charges are expected against cops who killed Alton Sterling By Frederick H. Lowe CHARLESTON, S.C.–Michael Slager, a former police officer, who killed motorist Walter Scott Jr. by shooting a fleeing Scott in the back, lied about the circumstances surrounding the shooting until a cell phone video surfaced showing what really happened, on Tuesday pled guilty to federal […]

May 2, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Barbara Byrd-Bennett. She's not smiling now.

Former Chicago Schools CEO will stay after School for a Long Time

By Frederick H. Lowe CHICAGO — Barbara Byrd-Bennett, former chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), once said she wanted to help educate black school children. In some instances she did, but she mostly helped herself because of her unrestrained greed. Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Edmond E. Chang sentenced Byrd-Bennett to four years in a federal […]

May 2, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Another reason to exercise: It might help your vision

Another reason to exercise: It might help your vision

Posted by Julie Cohen-UC Santa Barbara April 12th, 2017 SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.–The benefits of exercise go beyond fitness: reducing risk of disease, improving sleep, and boosting mood. But can it improve our vision, too? The findings of a new study suggest the answer is yes. Intrigued by recent findings that neuron firing rates in the regions of mouse and fly […]

April 27, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Real Men Cook

Real Men Cook Cooks Up a New Recipe for Black Men and For Its Father’s Day Event Honoring Them

CHICAGO — Black men are nearly always depicted as criminals, affecting the way we think about ourselves as men, husbands, boyfriends, brothers, uncles and fathers. We’re shown carrying guns not books. We’re followed in stores because workers there assume we have come to steal not to buy. Women tightly clutch their purses in fear because they believe our chief aim […]

April 27, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Billionaire Robert L. Johnson’s Company Announces $7 Billion Merger Deal

Billionaire Robert L. Johnson’s Company Announces $7 Billion Merger Deal

By Frederick H. Lowe BETHESDA, MD.–RLJ Lodging Trust, whose executive chairman and founder is billionaire Robert L. Johnson, on Monday announced a merger agreement with FelCor Lodging Trust Inc., creating the nation’s  third-largest pure play lodging real estate investment trust (REIT) by enterprise value. The combined company will have a market capitalization of approximately $4.2 billion and a total enterprise […]

April 25, 2017 · 0 comments ·